My Approach to Helping
Are you feeling overwhelmed?
Are you feeling that no one cares?
Do you feel like I don't have anyone I can talk to about this issue?
Do you feel no one understands?
Do you feel uncertain about your current issues?
Counseling Beyond Walls is a concept that allows you to receive services from your home or office. I want you to know that you may need a session to express and communicate your concerns. You may just need sessions for a tune up, more serious matters, andor reassures that you are moving in the right direction. You may have unresolved issues from the past that you are uncomfortable talking to friends andor families. I have over 17 years experience. I enjoy assisting people to find peace and happiness in their life. I want you to relieve some of your stress and have a safe unbiased place to go to discuss issues. I hope that you contact me for a free consultation andor phone call. If you have a session I want you know that it is not a mandatory commitment. Counseling is a process and you have to feel comfortable with me andor build a positive trusting relationship. It takes time to change behaviors and also an open environment to start the process. I hope that you find that we are a good fit and you are ready for building a new relationship.
More Info About My Practice
Please contact me if you want more information about fees and information.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
You can always call for a free phone consultation and/or schedule via email to determine if I am the right fit for your needs. After you have a consultation I work in the best interest of my clients and/or scope of practice so I can refer you to someone that is a better fit based on your needs. You may find that after a few sessions and establishment with a counselor that you gain a sense of comfort in talking to an unbiased professional
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
Before We Start:
Approaching a new counselor can be a difficult process. You are welcome to call and ask any questions before you start therapy. Your first appointment can include time to get acquainted and explore how your concerns might be addressed in our work together
After clarifying your goals, we will talk about mutual expectations and how counseling will benefit you. I will be honest, supportive, and respectful to your challenges and personal goals. Therapy is an ongoing process and I will support your needs.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
The strongest quality of a person is to be able to acknowledge what you can handle and to be able to acknowledge that you need help. It is okay to ask for help.
What would you think if a family member had cancer and did not go to the doctor? If a person got into a car accident and did not go to the hospital? You would say to that person that they need to seek medical help. You would probably take them to the hospital on your time to make sure they are okay. Why don't you deserve the opportunity to talk to someone about your concerns and/or worries? Do you deserve to be happy and content? Can you continue to give to others while functioning on empty? We live in such a fast pace and microwave society that people expect others to move on swiftly when dealing with life issues getting help does not make you weak and asking makes you strong. We have all survived difficult circumstances sometimes we just need some assistance to help these abilities develop.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Are we meeting every week? Is this going to last forever?
It depends on your current issues and/or needs at the time. You may need a short-term solution focused session and/or you may need to meet more regularly. It depends on the needs and/or wants for a specified issue. Our sessions may need to be weekly for the first month or two. You may need to meet one time biweekly. You may need a session once a month but this can be established based on present status. You can also become established as a client and contact me as problems arise and appear to be overwhelming.
It typically takes 6 sessions to actually make progress and establish a specific direction for treatment.
The sessions usually last for 45-60 minutes.
This decision will be a mutual decision based on your needs, current issues, and availability.